Cannot Access External Hard Drive
I have a Western Digital USB 3.0 external hard drive that I use for media storage. I noticed an issue when I tried to play music from it, WMP and Media Monkey would hang to the point of freezing the system. I restarted my machine and checked the connection on the drive and it wasn't found by Windows.
After restarting both the machine and the drive, Windows does list it as a hard disk drive but trying to access it hangs Windows Explorer because, apparently windows cannot read it and it has asked me to reformat it and have so far declined.
Is there anything that I can do to try to recover my drive without formatting it. I really would like to save my data (100GB). Oh, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.
Thank you in advance for any advice.
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